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Now the real fun begins: Official election results due Saturday -

The official election results are set to be released, but we're still no closer to knowing which parties will make up the next government. New Zealand has been in limbo for the past two weeks while the special votes have been collected, counted and the ...and more »

Election Results: Labour and Greens gain two seats, National loses two -

Release of the 2017 general election official results in a media briefing at the Electoral Commission, Wellington, with Chief Electoral Officer Alicia Wright. Formal negotiations will get under way on Sunday now special votes have been counted, and NZ ...and more »

Green Party MP Golriz Ghahraman 'humbled and excited' after special vote win -

Green Party MP Golriz Ghahraman fled to New Zealand from a war-torn Middle East with her parents. New Green Party MP Golriz Ghahraman has been a right trouper - in a non-militaristic way, of course - shunting furniture around her new home. The human ...and more »

New Zealand coalition talks intensify as final count confirms deadlock - Deccan Chronicle

Turangi: New Zealanders still don't know who will next lead their country after a final vote count from a general election held two weeks ago tightened the close race between liberals and incumbent conservatives. Election officials on Saturday released ...and more »

Election analysis: Why did the special votes swing so far Left? -

Winston Peters faces a choice: support Bill English's National, or join with a Labour-Green bloc led by Jacinda Ardern. ANALYSIS: The 2017 election campaign confounded the pundits. Between Jacinda-mania, incessant polling that seemed to alternately ...and more »

Schrodinger's election - Pundit

Was the 2017 election a vote for change? Or was it an endorsement of the status quo? The answer is yes ... and no. Have a look at this picture of Rubin's vase and see what you see: is it two faces looking at each other; is it a wine goblet? The true ...and more »

New Zealand First wins balance of power in final election tally, leaving Winston Peters in kingmaker position - ABC Online

The populist New Zealand First party is expected to hold the balance of power in the country's next parliament following the release of the final election tally. Key points: New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says he'll make decision by October 12 ...and more »

Audrey Young: Labour has the edge if the Left's seat count rises - New Zealand Herald

The shape of the next New Zealand parliament hinges on 384,000 special votes - so which way are they likely to fall and how will it affect coalition negotiation talks? Audrey Young. By: Audrey Young. Political editor, NZ Herald. audrey.young@nzherald ...and more »

This much we know: It's a different kind of drag race - Pundit

It is a time of rune-reading, navel-scrutinizing and Winstonology. A time when little is said and those few words that escape are picked over with elaborate pontification and freighted with meaning they are too slender to bear. A time when we are often ...and more »

New Zealand First holds the balance of power after the final votes have been counted -

NEW ZEALAND'S National Party has taken out the election with the 44 per cent of votes, but the balance of power remains with the New Zealand First party. Reuters and staff writers. News Corp Australia NetworkOctober 7, 20172:06pm. Video; Image. Play ...and more »